Don’t Write Alone | Toolkit

How to Write a Novel (Or Anything, Really) with ADHD

Instead of fighting myself tooth and nail to subscribe to a neurotypical writing lifestyle, I’m choosing to expand upon my weird brain’s strengths and abilities.

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Learn your biorhythms.

Try “pantsing” a novel.

Get a body double.

Use a reward system.

Have lots of snacks and drinks on deck.


For more information on ADHD, including local and national resources, please visit the Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) website at